Any other government workers or ex govt here? I have a permanent govt job but after 10 years I am feeling like its not going to get me to where I want to go. Promotions are hard to come by and its quite boring. I would like to start a business on the side or even work for a wage on the side e.g. evenings weekends to gain exposure to business, sales etc. In something associated with business that can lead to growth opportunities. I am not ready to throw in a secure, well paid (for what I actually have to do) job yet but I would like to expand my horizons. Has anyone or is anyone in the public service for a long time and has started up a side business, or other form of side income? How did it go? Any ideas? Looking to take the first step. Thank you for your advice.